View Full Version : Best Vendors

12-07-2008, 01:19 PM
Ok before you respond i dont want anything negative about vendors.
simply respond with your favorite haunted attraction prop and supplies vendor.
ive got prop budget of over $50,000 for this year and want to ensure my buisness is going to a just, and proffesional company.
Also what is best time of year to order large amounts of props and supplies?
thanks everyone i really need some input on this:D
(hope this dosent open up can or worms)

12-07-2008, 01:33 PM
Distortions has the best customer service that I have dealt with. They actually answer emails and return calls!!!

Scarefactory is improving, always cool looking stuff.

What are you looking for in particular? There are a couple good costume companies that frequent these boards....


12-07-2008, 01:36 PM
Hey Nick,

I listed a few of my favorites and why in this post a few weeks ago.


Others I would include off the top of my head would be.

Ghost Ride http://www.ghostride.com/

Bucky's Bone Yard http://www.skeletonstore.com/

Good luck buying props this year!


Greg Chrise
12-07-2008, 01:37 PM
I have not been able to find any account information with your name on it in either Switzerland or the Cayman Islands.

12-07-2008, 01:39 PM
a large range of items
anywhere from Props and Animatronics to fog machines and simple decorations
also im looking for NEW and crazy effects that arnt seen everywhere
thanks i will look into distortions

12-07-2008, 01:40 PM


Great deal on Foggers and Hazers, FOG Fluid, Strobe light, Pinspots & Chasing spots, Flamers & Novelty Lights, and Blacklights

Tell'em ScreamWorks sent you..

12-07-2008, 01:45 PM
wow in time it took me to respond to first reply i got 3 more lol. thanks everyone
first off greg what are you talking about.
second off thanks eric
So what are your comments on the froggys fog juice?
what is difference between there swamp juice and black label fog juice or chauvet?
and what fog machines do you feel are the best?
also fearscapes looks like a great comp. thanks

12-07-2008, 02:04 PM
dude cheap lights is amazing!
so... cheap! lol
great prices,
and i checked out froggys more in depth and looks like amazing stuff
were going to need around 60 gallons, so im glad i found a company that will really work with us.

12-07-2008, 02:18 PM
I talked to the owners of Froggy's at length at Transworld. They use pharmaceutical grade ingredients. The swamp juice is for outdoor applications and produces thick dense fog that hangs around forever. One night the conditions were calm and damp. There was so much fog people couldn't see to get out of the parking lot LOL! I had to turn it down.

I need to get new foggers myself. I just have cheap ones but with enough of them in different spots with the Froggy's fog it was insane! 3 times as thick as the stuff I was using.

Their website has everything you need to know. You can call them and they will explain what would be best for your particular needs.


12-07-2008, 02:19 PM
You beat me to my post. Good luck with Froggys, you will be pleased.

12-07-2008, 02:33 PM
yeah we are going to probably be located outdoors in some form.
we are going to be having a few $100 dino II foggers
and then 5 Chauvet 1700s!!!
i figure if we have 5 chauvet 1700s all going filled with swamp juice were probably going to be putting out some crazy amounts of fog! :grin:

12-07-2008, 02:38 PM
I can almost guarantee you wont be able to see a hand in front of your face depending on how much you crank them, LOL! It should look cool as hell, I love fog.


12-07-2008, 03:03 PM
hey i got to send you some pictures of us messing with fog.
ill also attach a story done on us and you can see the part with the fire department in the video lol.

i hate this video cause it makes me sounds stupid "blow circuit breakers"lol im in my 3rd year or electrical automation and engineering and i said a comment like that.
stress around that time of year really gets to me haaha

also here are some pictures of us messing around with the fog machines.
gotta love them ill add them in a few

screamline studios
12-07-2008, 07:03 PM
No Screamline!!!! DAAAA

Killer Katie
12-07-2008, 07:49 PM
No Screamline!!!! DAAAA

I heard they were a bunch of no good low down, dirty, black sack rub-adub-dubbers!! LOL Just kidding!
They are a good group of people with quality stuff!

12-07-2008, 08:00 PM
Unit70 A++++ ( These guys are the BEST THERE IS HANDS DOWN!!!!)
Distortions A+
Oak Island A+
FrightProps A+
Screamline A+ ( Also a good friend)
Froggys Fog A+ ( Also good friends and just a rocks throw from my haunt just up the road a bit)
Scarefactory B ( David has improved a great deal)
Edge Designs A
There are approved by me and I will personally guarantee that they have the best service out there or I will give you your money back! ( David dont let me down) Shane and its Shane with a seal of approval stamp in hand Shane this time!!

12-07-2008, 08:14 PM
Just an FYI, maybe chauvet has stepped it up as far as lights are concerned but I've had two 1700s break within the first week of operation
And they also tend to overheat the fog causing a nasty burning smell. I'd go martin if you still have a choice on foggers....

12-07-2008, 08:45 PM
I agree about the Chavet foggers as well. Ive had the pumps go bad only after a few weeks of use on the 1250 models. I have a few VEI high end machines and have found them much more reliable!!!

12-07-2008, 08:51 PM
allirght, what martin machine is equal in power to the chauvet 1700?

12-08-2008, 12:28 AM
My best advice is to log onto pssl.com. I used to be a pro dj in the area and this company is hands down the best for lighting effects and fogger selection. I agree with skullman that vei is a good company as well. Just poke around online to find a fogger comparable in size as far as martin is concerned. 1700 means 1700 watts, so find something comparable in wattage and you're golden. Also, keep in mind, these things eat through fluid, but they also have one hell of an output. I've seen large venues only have to use three larger foggers for adequate coverage. If I were you I'd buy only a few and go from there. Moral of the story: save your money and try a few before you buy five twenty thousand cubic feet per minute foggers or greater. One last quick note, you want to make sure you can get a fogger that has a low fluid sensing feature to prevent the compression pumps from burning up, and also ensure it is a dmx compatible fogger. Dmx means that if your haunt ever gets big enough to need it, you can link the foggers together and control them all from one dmx board( kind of like centralized sound control)
Good luck.

12-08-2008, 02:25 PM
I had to compare prices:

Fog juice : One Gallon
PSSL.com: : $19.99
Cheaplights $ 9.50 (Pro- smoke, but we got the Chauvet juice this year)

Pro-Smoke is top grade juice, we use 20-24 gallons a year.
(w/24 pack with shipping $15 per gallon)
ADJ Fog Storm 1700:

Pssl.com $249
cheaplights.com $249
audiolines.com $189 (B-Stock or open box, When avalible)

Chauvet HZ1000 Ultimate Haze

Pssl.com $199
cheaplight.com $157 (They call it 127-hazefog, but it is the SAME)
audiolines.com $199

(ebay #110320546608... V-Nice)
BlackLight 400 watt:

Pssl.com $189
Cheaplight.com $127
Stobe linkable 70 watt

Pssl.com $69
Cheaplights.com $28.50
audiolines.com $39.99
750 watt stobe

Pssl.com $99.99
Cheaplight.com $69.97, $99.50
audiolines $99, $119.99

4" , par36 (RGB) LED w/DMX

Pssl.com $85.99
Cheaplight.com $39.99 ( buy 8 $35.75)
Audiolines $58.99 ( B-Stock)

FYI: I just got off the phone w/Auido Line about an order
From last week.
A 100 watt UV Wash Black light (B-stock) for $69...OUT of Stock
Zero-None-Not new-B stock- None.. May be next time?

Dave Rogers


AKA: A Cheapassbasterd.....
This is not "Bargain Shopping" this is "SMART" Shopping.

I will say this... I was dissaponted that Cheaplight.com stop carring the Chavet 1700 watt fog machine for $188
But I like Fog Storm 1700hd better on demand machine. The reheat starts sooner and will fog durning reheat cycle most of the time.
.....and Fazers (Heat Hazers) work great in areas aren't outside. (127-MINI-HAZE $99.95)( 127-HAZER-700 $150.00 )

12-08-2008, 02:47 PM
I never said they were cheap.nor did I say buy there. But they have the best selection to help you figure out what will fit your needs. Then you can go bargain shopping.

12-08-2008, 03:25 PM
I never had a problem with any of the following when ordering something or using there products/services.

Dental Distortians
Cienama Secerts
Boo crew prod.
Frighteners entertainment
morbid industries
bodybag ent
bloody mary
skeleton store
monster guts

a few others i forget names of. Just a few that came to mind that i ordered from and was happy.
the above, every order I placed arrived hassle free on time.

John Coen
12-09-2008, 07:43 PM
Frightprops for sure! Great Customer service even in October!